Author Wil Haygood Talks ‘Tigerland 1968-1969’

. September 25, 2018.

Last year, Wil Haygood, best-selling author and prize-winning journalist, came to Toledo to discuss his article-turned-film-turned-book, The Butler: A Witness to History, based on the life of Thurgood Marshall. Now, Haygood returns to discuss his latest release, Tigerland 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart and a Magical Season of Healing, a historical account of the two teens from an all-black high school in Columbus who won Ohio’s basketball and baseball championships during the 1968-1969 school year. Hear from the Ohio-native during a special open book, where he will talk about this inspiring story of success in the face of racial turbulence. Presented by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Register for free tickets at

7-9pm | Thursday, October 4

Bowsher High School Auditorium | 2200 Arlington Ave
419-259-5200 | | Free